Thanks to BAS in Sustainable Practices student and Winter Sustainability Intern, Justin Masi, Cascadia and UWB are participating in Recyclemania throughout February and March.
Justin is monitoring waste diversion rates across campus daily. Essentially, he is checking to see how full all of our dumpsters (garbage, recycling and compost) are every evening before they are picked up.
Step one of Recyclemania is to get baseline waste diversion rates. Step two is to promote recycling and composting on campus in hopes of improving waste diversion rates (decreasing our inputs to the landfill and increasing our recycling and composting). We’ll be sure to keep you posted on what he learns. Meanwhile, please do your part to make sure recyclables and compostables end up in the appropriate bins.
Check out these links for more information about recycling and composting in King County!